Buprenorphine

/Tag:Buprenorphine

REPLACING HEROIN USE WITH BUPRENORPHINE AND A NEW HEART VALVE

Case Presentation: A 34-year-old man with history of injection (IV) heroin misuse, anxiety, and homelessness presents with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. He was recently hospitalized with Methicillin-Sensitive Staph Aureus (MSSA) tricuspid valve (TV) endocarditis [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:08+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on REPLACING HEROIN USE WITH BUPRENORPHINE AND A NEW HEART VALVE

THE B-TEAM (BUPRENORPHINE): MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER IN THE HOSPITAL

Background: Despite a public health crisis - over 500,000 individuals have died from opioid overdoses since 2000 – and the availability of effective therapies, most patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) are not offered treatment. [...]

By | 2019-03-12T15:49:45+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Oral Presentations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on THE B-TEAM (BUPRENORPHINE): MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER IN THE HOSPITAL